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Creating a Bigger World: How do you plan for a place, a world, and a future big enough for a book


45 minutes

About the Course

Have you read ALL the Harry Potter books, ALL the Percy stories, each book of the Series of Unfortunate Events, and the entire Hobbit and Lord of the Rings? You’re not alone – once we find a book we love, we love to see more from these characters.

Learn the power of the world building -- how to think about the key elements that can support a novel (or even a series).

Join Pennymores author and Georgetown Professor Eric Koester as he discusses what makes a great series, and how the Pennymores went from a single story into a series, and what might be coming next. This includes a live discussion with his coauthors Quinn, Parker, & Aven about what they’d like to see next.

It's aimed at kids 6-14, BUT even adults can participate (and learn something). This is based on my teaching that has helped more than 30 of my students become national book award winners or finalists... and it's different than most people imagine.

Trust me, this is the perfect workshop if you've ever wanted to do more creative writing, develop a movie screenplay, or write a novel. You'll come away from this session with the foundation of your story arc. These techniques work... and they are fun too!

Hope you can join us!

Your Instructors

Eric & Quinn Koester

Eric & Quinn Koester

Quinn, Parker & Eric created the Pennymores book as our pandemic project (it began as a bedtime story on January 1, 2021). Quinn served as chief "imagineer" for the story and Eric/dad as head scribe. Eric is a professor at Georgetown and has taught/coached more than 1,500 published authors with more than 35 of them winning national book awards or being named finalists.

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